Entre Nous: Bohemian Chic in the 1960s and 1970s

A Photo Memoir by Mary Russell



ISBN: 9782080204110 Category:

Mary Russell


Glamorous fashion editor Mary Russell’s personal photographs capture the effervescence of the 1960s and 1970s from within the international fashion and art scenes.

As Paris fashion correspondent for prestigious publications such as Glamour, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, and the New York Times, and as photo stylist for Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Lord Snowdon, Francesco Scavullo, and Henry Clarke, the American journalist and photographer Mary Russell not only captured the mood of the international clique of elite bohemians who ruled the Parisian art and fashion world in the 1960s and 1970s, but quickly became a central part of it.

The passionate young American in Paris participated in fashion history as it happened and plunged head first into the international Jet Set. Russell developed intimate friendships with her entourage, traveling from fashion events in Paris and London to glamorous holidays in Saint Moritz, Saint-Tropez, and the Venetian Lido with the people who invented cool modernity, and, most importantly, capturing them on her Nikon as a friend would have, mining the mood of the period and exploding the boundaries between reportage and fashion.

Published here for the first time, the charmed lives of the Beautiful People of the 1960s and 1970s are brought to life in this collection of intimate portraits of the creative high society and the cultural underground: Andy Warhol’s visit to Paris with the Factory, the circle of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé-Loulou de la Falaise, Betty and François Catroux, Karl Lagerfeld-Françoise Sagan, Charlotte Rampling, Isabelle Adjani, Jane Birkin, Peter Beard, Gunter Sachs and various playboys, and many others. The photographs are accompanied by Russell’s personal memoirs.

Additional information

Weight 452 g
Dimensions 16.2 x 22.6 cm
Publisher name Flammarion S.A.
Publication date 21 January 2020
Number of pages 88
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Pierre Passebon
Dimensions 16.2 x 22.6 cm
Weight 452 g


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Mary Russell's career in fashion journalism was launched by Diana Vreeland when the legendary editor recommended her for a job at Glamour in New York, which eventually led her to open the magazine's Parisian office. At turns a journalist and stylist for photographers in Paris, London, and New York, Russell worked closely with celebrities from film, fashion, music, and dance. Her personal photographs, taken during private moments at work and at play, offer a rare and privileged insight into the artistic and cultural elite of the 1960s and 1970s. Pierre Passebon is a specialist of twentieth-century decorative arts. He owns the world-class Galerie du Passage in Paris.